1. (orig. US) a conspicuously masculine lesbian.
|Holy Barbarians 316: A highpower lesbian [...] diesel-dyke, bull-dyke.|
|These Curious Pleasures [ebook] Listened to enough confessions from soft-hearted diesel dykes.|
|Deep Down In The Jungle 264: Some very male-imitating lesbians are also called diesel-dykes.|
|Essential Lenny Bruce 216: A real obvious diesel dike.|
|Dead Zone (1980) 364: Couple of old alky diesel-dykes, that’s what they are.|
|Homeboy 83: That dieseler wont fuck with us no more. [Ibid.] 93: The dieseldyke held her breath to better hear, swearing vengeance.|
|(con. 1950s)Boots of Leather (2014) 7: Sometimes butches of the rough crowd were referred to as ‘diesel dykes’ or ‘truck drivers’.|
|Another Day in Paradise 151: Lipstick lesbos and muscle-bound, badly tattooed diesel dykes.|
|Destination: Morgue! (2004) 207: It was an ex-head shop. Some diesel dykes ran it.‘Hollywood Fuck Pad’ in|
|Cherry Pie [ebook] A bunch of femos and diesel dykes.|
|The Force [ebook] ‘[Y]our wife will be in Danbury with the diesels and the bull dykes’.|
2. attrib. use of sense 1.
|Official and Doubtful 347: I’ve known women who managed it with a diesel-dyke haircut and a pair of dungarees.|